Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Shorts Decreased by 11.27% After Short Covering

March 22, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Shorts Decreased by 11.27% After Short Covering

Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.16, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 22 investors sold MSCI Inc. shares while 102 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 81.35 million shares or 1.88% less from 82.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
The Ohio-based Meeder Asset has invested 0% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability stated it has 67,926 shares. Aqr Cap Mngmt Llc reported 503,125 shares stake. Invesco Limited invested in 256,745 shares. 63,970 are held by Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio. Northern holds 850,377 shares. Advisors Preferred Llc owns 550 shares. 1 were reported by Parallax Volatility Advisers L P. Geode Capital Management Lc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Hbk Investments Lp owns 10,399 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Weatherstone Cap Mngmt has invested 0.26% in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Cognios Ltd Llc holds 0.08% or 1,786 shares. Eqis Mngmt holds 0.08% or 12,878 shares. Suntrust Banks reported 0% of its portfolio in MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI). Balyasny Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Com invested in 0.03% or 72,242 shares.

Since October 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $252,585 activity.

The stock of Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) registered a decrease of 11.27% in short interest. MSCI’s total short interest was 1.00 million shares in March as published by FINRA. Its down 11.27% from 1.13M shares, reported previously. With 381,100 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their MSCI’s short positions. The short interest to Msci Inc’s float is 1.17%.

The stock increased 0.11% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $158.26. About 1.24M shares traded or 123.94% up from the average. MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.33% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.63% the S&P500.

MSCI Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides services and products to support the needs of institutional investors throughout their investment processes worldwide. The company has market cap of $14.24 billion. The firm operates through four divisions: Index, Analytics, ESG, and Real Estate. It has a 47.81 P/E ratio. The Index segment primarily provides equity indexes for use in various areas of the investment process, including index-linked product creation and performance benchmarking, as well as portfolio construction and rebalancing, and asset allocation.

MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. MSCI Inc. has $177 highest and $59 lowest target. $124.67’s average target is -21.22% below currents $158.26 stock price. MSCI Inc. had 17 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 10 report. The stock of MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, January 31 by Morgan Stanley. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $141 target in Friday, November 3 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, October 11 by Evercore. The rating was maintained by UBS on Friday, March 2 with “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) on Monday, November 2 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Northcoast given on Monday, August 31. UBS maintained MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI) rating on Friday, August 4. UBS has “Buy” rating and $125 target. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 3 with “Equal-Weight”. UBS upgraded the shares of MSCI in report on Monday, November 2 to “Buy” rating.

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